Chicago’s own, The Empty Pockets, stopped by our studios on Wednesday, December 11th for an interview and live performance prior to their performance at The Brother’s Lounge.
The Empty Pockets Interview
On the Air
Jason Spooner Red & Green @3:38
Tom Odell Hold Me @3:34
Josh Ritter Getting Ready to Get Down @3:31
Leon Bridges Better Man @3:29
Ra Ra Riot Water @3:24
Wilco I Can't Stand It @3:20
Michael Kiwanuka One More Night @3:16
Tristen No One's Gonna Know @3:13
Caveman Never Going Back @3:10
The Fireman Sing the Changes @3:06
Parker Millsap Pining @3:03
George Ezra Blame It on Me @3:00
WordplayWordplay is an offbeat mix of poetry, comedy, and an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of the spoken word. Wordplay's opening monologue blends music and language (and sometimes sound effects) into a surreal, funny, often darkly serious meditation on the state of one man's struggles to live in the bewildering world of contemporary America. The show also features guest appearances by local poets and nationally known writers. But the real strength of Wordplay is the interaction between co-hosts George Bilgere and John Donoghue. The two poets read short, interesting poems by important writers. They banter about poetry, argue about it, and generally give each other a hard time. A Plain Dealer article about Wordplay called the show "the Click and Clack of poetry." Not a bad description.
@6 pm w/George Bilgere and John Donoghue - Poetry
Metal on MetalImport and independent heavy metal.
@6:30 pm w/Bill Peters - Import / Independent Heavy Metal